Something that wasn’t mentioned in this article was the fact that there are very few top rated true running back’s coming out of the Midwest. Todd Sibley from Hoban was the only one I can find in the last four years that came out of Ohio. Most of the highschoolers stick around their home state and it seems hard to get them to leave to come to Ohio. Most stay in their state, or head to a neighboring one. This is a cool website that lists every high schooler in their rankings of all purpose back or running back, where they’re from, where they went. Sheds a lot of light on what has been going on. Hard to blame coach Alford, seems like he gets as many running backs as everybody else does in the Midwest.